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Want to get more scholarships but aren't confident that you have what it takes? We spoke with a scholarship expert to get the scoop on how to land more of that sweet free money for college. 

Ashley Hill started by helping her brother with his scholarship applications. She was so successful that her brother was able to attend Miami of Ohio for FREE. That inspired Ashley to launch the business collegeprepready.com. 
Today she works with parents and students at all academic levels to help defray the cost of college — by focusing on scholarships. Here are 9 ideas that she shared with us that you can use to get more scholarships:

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Higher education is expensive, and tuition and other fees continue to increase each year. Because of this, many students and parents take on a significant debt burden to finance four-or-more-year college experiences. Scholarships provide a funding source that doesn’t need to be repaid. But with hundreds to thousands of applicants applying for each one, how can you increase your chances of winning?

Here are some simple tips on how to apply for and win scholarships for college.

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If your spouse is in the military and you're looking for ways to fund your education, you've come to the right place. While military spouses are entitled to some benefits related to education, they probably aren't enough to cover your tuition.

Thankfully, there are many scholarship options geared toward husbands and wives of service members in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines Corp, and Navy. Our comprehensive scholarship guide for military spouses is a one-stop shop — no need to dig through dozens of websites because we've done the work for you.

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If you're planning on applying to a historically black college or university, or HBCU, you probably already know that this group of universities represent some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in the United States. 

As with any college choice, you may also be wondering how to pay for tuition and other school expenses. Thankfully, HBCUs are known for making college financially accessible. Here, we've compiled a long list of scholarships available to students attending HBCUs.

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You probably know all about traditional scholarships like those for students with good grades, witty essays and unique backgrounds.

But did you know that you can earn smaller scholarships for more attainable goals like earning an A in a class or taking a leadership role on your basketball team? Welcome to the world of micro-scholarships.

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When you’ve done the hard work of earning the grades to get into your school of choice, nothing is more frustrating than the idea of taking on a mountain of debt to get to graduation.

That’s why every college-bound high school student should apply for as many scholarships as they can. Free money is out there waiting for you and the more you apply, the greater your odds of success.

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